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The Origin of Wizards in Fantasy Literature (You Might be Surprised!)

The Origin of Wizards in Fantasy Literature

By Jason Jordan



The classic image of the magician or wizard hunched over a pile of dusty books with chemicals bubbling away in the background originated from the appearance of the typical medieval Jewish Sage. Their flowing robe, long white beard, constant proximity to scrolls, ointments, incenses and trinkets, formed the basis of the popular look of such fantasy characters as J.R.R.… Continue

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